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5 min ago | War Is A Crime
While catching up with one another over the challenges facing ordinary Afghans and Egyptians, Sherif Sameer and I talked about how 'opening our eyes' could go a long way to building a better world.
Do You Know Which Congress Members Are Criminals?
Would same-sex marriage undermine traditional marriage?
1 hr ago | ThinkProgress
The New York Police Department attracted yet more scrutiny in September, when police opened fire on an unarmed and seemingly unstable man who was weaving between cars in a busy Times Square intersection.
2 hrs ago | Common Dreams
Every new revelation about the global reach of the National Security Agency underscores that the extremism of the surveillance state has reached gargantuan proportions.
4 hrs ago | Common Dreams
The world's largest library association is warning against the NSA's "ravenous hunger" for information and is urging the passage of legislation to rein in the agency's vast surveillance powers.
The political drive to enact economic austerity across Europe is not only harming the financial position of millions upon millions of people, it is also undermining human rights protections across the continent and beyond.
It seems beautiful if you think about it. It can be so easy to feel like everyone in the world is bad.
An almost palpable air of desperation clings to the anti-"populist," anti-Elizabeth Warren editorial by Jonathan Cowan and Jim Kessler of the corporate-funded Third Way organization.
Fast-food workers in New York City are expected to walk off their jobs Thursday, one year after their first strike, joining a 100-city strike wave.
Over the coming year, the American Legislative Exchange Council will promote legislation with goals ranging from penalising individual homeowners and weakening state clean energy regulations, to blocking the Environmental Protection Agency, which is Barack Obama's main channel for climate action.
The federal health insurance exchange web site, HealthCare.gov, handled more than 950,000 visits on Tuesday without any major hiccups at all.
A man rides his bike past graffiti in Detroit after the last hurdle to municipal bankruptcy was cleared on December 3, 2013.
The Obama administration is renewing its sales push for the president's signature health care law.
Detroit can go into bankruptcy, a judge has ruled. Likely it means that workers' pensions will be at least in part stolen from them.
A Kansas City firefighter was fatally shot in the chest by a police officer following an altercation early Sunday, police said, just hours after the firefighter's wedding.
On Tuesday, the day before the American Legislative Exchange Council will convene with hundreds of state legislators and corporate representatives for a "states and nation policy summit" in Washington, The Guardian newspaper has published a series of ALEC documents that reveal the group is amidst a major funding shortfall and is scrambling to win ... (more)
Humanity is choosing to destroy a livable climate, warn 18 of the world's leading climate experts in a new study.
"The poor and the poorer peoples are accused of violence," Pope Francis warns, "yet without equal opportunities the different forms of aggression and conflict will find a fertile terrain for growth and eventually explode."